[pkg-wine-party] Bug#687168: Please consider changing the default resolution in generic.ppd to 600 dpi

Ralf E-Mail anonymous272912 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 14:07:00 UTC 2012

Package: libwine
Version: 1.4.1-2
Severity: wishlist

I suggest to change the default resolution in
/usr/share/wine/generic.ppd from 300 dpi to 600 dpi.

The reason is that I have an old windows application that printed well
on 300 dpi and 600 dpi printers in the original windows environment.
Under wine, this very application prints only approximately the upper
left quarter of page as a whole page: The problem is already in the
intermediate postscript file. The individual elements, e.g. fonts,
images are included with the correct size, yet their locations are
wrong (the distance from the upper left corner is doubled both with
respect to x and y coordinates).

For years I corrected the generic.ppd with the below patch without
encountering any regressions on other applications. Thus I suggest to
consider this patch.

Thanks for your consideration in advance,

diff -Naur generic.ppd.orig generic.ppd.new
--- generic.ppd.orig    2010-04-13 01:57:11.000000000 +0200
+++ generic.ppd.new     2011-01-27 23:44:44.000000000 +0100
@@ -101,7 +101,7 @@

 *OpenUI *Resolution/Output Resolution: PickOne
 *OrderDependency: 20 AnySetup *Resolution
-*DefaultResolution: 300dpi
+*DefaultResolution: 600dpi
 *Resolution 150dpi/150 DPI: "<</HWResolution[150 150]>>setpagedevice"
 *Resolution 300dpi/300 DPI: "<</HWResolution[300 300]>>setpagedevice"
 *Resolution 600dpi/600 DPI: "<</HWResolution[600 600]>>setpagedevice"

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